View Full Version : desolate river

12-29-2007, 10:49 PM
This is as shot early in the morning through heavy mist as the sun is breaking through off in the distance. A very long telephoto of about 400mm would have been much better and probably an interesting vertical in the foreground.
Nevertheless, it still has an interesting look, more like a painting.
What do you think?



12-31-2007, 02:57 PM
Your shots always make me suspicious lately tegan since I'm never sure if they are 'real'. I'm not even going to comment on the realness anymore unless I feel it detracts from the image. That said, who even cares right? If it's a strong image then that's what counts.

I like this image a lot - I LOVE the tones and the warmth. I think my only suggestion might be to crop the sky by maybe as much as 50%. I say this because although the current sky gives the image a feeling of 'openness' it takes away from the landscape which is the focal point IMO. For that same reason I might also burn in the water maybe 10% from the center toward the right side.

Hope that helps..


12-31-2007, 11:53 PM
This shot is real. The area is a river that is so shallow that swamp and reeds and low level vegetation is everywhere. I have even seen "islands" with vegetation on them only about a foot thick floating in the river. This is a cropped section from a 200mm shot. In fall mornings the water is warmer than the air which causes considerable mist. This was about 7 am when the sun was just starting to break through the mist.

Thanks for the good ideas.